As a contentious government shutdown continues and a disastrous healthcare bill is being rammed down America’s collective throat, it would seem a political news organization would have plenty about which to write. The Hill, however, decided to fill space with a recap of the president’s lunch.
Along with Vice President Joe Biden, Barack Obama traveled to a sandwich shop near the White House recently, which naturally piqued the interest of the intrepid journalists within the mainstream media.
Describing the event — even down to Biden’s aviator-style sunglasses — in excruciating detail, it appeared as though no one could believe either man was capable of ordering a hoagie. Even this administration’s most ardent conservative opponents give the duo more credit than that.
Not only did the article provide a step-by-step account of the lunch, it also revealed what Obama ordered during his last trip to the eatery in 2012.
In the ongoing effort to milk any potential benefit out of the shutdown, the puff piece shared Obama’s possible motive for having a sandwich.
Suggesting he “made the trip because he was getting tired of the menu options at the White House,” the article ended with the devastating news that the First Family is surviving with just a “skeleton staff” and is resigned to dining on a “limited menu during the shutdown.”
When one is accustomed to taking regular vacations on the taxpayers’ dime, the idea of buying a sandwich might be intolerable. Touting the supposed hardships of Obama and Biden does not resonate, however, with the millions of Americans who have suffered mightily during the first five years of their rule.
–Western Journalism staff writer